Glossary

Clergy
Type of termDefinition
TermClergy
Alternative TermsClerics, Priests, Ministers, minister, priest, Clergy men, Clergymen
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Formally recognised leaders within a religion. The clergy often perform rituals, lead worship and instruct believers in religious principles. Lay men and women usually complete formal study before being initiated into the clergy. Clerics are active among lay believers, often living in society. They may have specific roles or ranks and may progress through a hierarchy to become top leaders of the religious organisation.

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